Introduction to Research

Author: Mark Walsh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748771182
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Using a clear and systematic approach to the whole research process, this book links research to clinical governance and evidence-based practice, explains which models of research to use for different projects, and explains how to evaluate others' research.

Foundations of Nursing Research

Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013416721X
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Medical

Clear, engaging writing sparks an interest in nursing research and evidence-based nursing. Foundations of Nursing Research illuminates all steps of the nursing research process, helping readers understand the importance of research to evidence-based nursing practice, evaluate and critique research, and determine whether study findings are ready to apply in practice. Its conversational tone explains research simply and clearly. To illustrate specific aspects of the research process, extensive research study excerpts are interspersed throughout the book, including research performed outside the U.S. User-friendly learning features include chapter objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, research links, and self-tests.

Foundations of Nursing E Book

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293143
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Medical

A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Beginning Reflective Practice

Author: Melanie Jasper
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748771174
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

This title introduces the concept of reflective practice and explains its purpose to the healthcare student or professional in the UK. It demonstrates the skills necessary for effective reflective practice and explores the benefits of successful reflection in relation to pre-registration profiles and Continuing Professional Development.

Family Health Care Nursing

Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803677241
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Medical

Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

Evidence based Practice in Nursing Healthcare

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781605477787
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care

Author: Jim Fowler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118685617
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Science

Nursing is a growing area of higher education, in which an introduction to statistics is an essential component. There is currently a gap in the market for a 'user-friendly' book which is contextulised and targeted for nursing. Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care introduces statistical techniques in such a way that readers will easily grasp the fundamentals to enable them to gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis. It also provides sufficient advice in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology to enable the reader to critically appraise work published in journals such as the Lancet and British Medical Journal. * Covers all basic statistical concepts and tests * Is user-friendly - avoids excessive jargon * Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies and data sets * Provides information on further reading * Starts from first principles and progresses step by step * Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described

Foundations of Nursing Practice E Book

Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702053337
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Medical

This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

Research Essentials

Author: Susan Leslie Norwood
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UCSD:31822037479003
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Research Essentials: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice by Susan L. Norwood is a fresh NEW nursing research textbook which provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to this important subject area. With valuable information for nursing students, nurses in clinical practice, and nurses in leadership positions, Research Essentials: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice helps nurses acquire essential skills for today's dynamic health-care environment.

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Author: Stephen Polgar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702041945
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

The sixth edition of this book has two overall aims: to introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences and to demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care.

Health Services Research Methods

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428352292
Release Date: 2007-11-05
Genre: Medical

Written with an emphasis on health services delivery and management, Health Services Research Methods balances classic and current models and methodology. It showcases approaches to measuring the relevant structure, process, and outcome variables that can be used to address efficiency and equity issues in health care services delivery. Emerging health services research tools and skills are included as well as implications for practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309208956
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Medical

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Analyzing and Conceptualizing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Author: Janice M. Morse, PhD (Nurs), PhD (Anthro), FCAHS, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826161024
Release Date: 2016-08-28
Genre: Medical

Delivers all information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this book serves as a vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensable for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the full complement of information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, the text supports the foundational skills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in depth the components of nursing theory and the types of theory used in nursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts and the development of critical thinking skills that are essential for nursing research. This text contains information for developing concepts and middle-range theory, using a variety of qualitative research methods, broadening theoretical scope by linking middle-range theories, and moving knowledge toward certainty by use of evidence. It also illustrates the construction of frameworks for quantitative inquiry, exploring theory in mixed-method design and how theory develops knowledge. Each method includes a description of the methodological approach and examples of subsequent concept or theory development. The text includes several methods for the development of concepts, micro- and mid-range theories using qualitative research, and a discussion of the new trend of moving these qualitative theories toward practice-based evidence. Each section of the book contains practical examples and supplementary activities that encourage inquiry. An instructor’s manual is included for adopters of the text. Key Features: Teaches the significance of and foundations of perspective, concepts, qualitatively derived theory, quantitative frameworks, quantitative theoretical development, knowledge development from research, application, and evidence Focuses on current nursing research and how it is used in practice today Demonstrates the significant relationship between theory, research, knowledge development, evidence, and practice Promotes excellence in scholarship and research Includes an extensive instructor’s manual

Conceptual Foundations

Author:
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323036597
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

By focusing on the role and concepts of professional nursing, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 4th Edition provides an in-depth look at nursing in the real world. Written specifically for students who are already RNs, it acknowledges the education and experience they already have while introducing new and exciting topics. The text covers everything from the history of nursing to modern issues in nursing, all of which will benefit students in the field. Current professional practice topics are covered such as political, economic, and legal issues. Discusses the role of the professional nurse and the socialization of the nurse into a professional role. Profile in Practice boxes feature real nurses sharing their experiences related to the content in the chapter. Research findings, integrated throughout, reinforce the importance of research to practice. Encourage analysis and synthesis of the material with Critical Thinking Exercises. Key Points in every chapter allow students to focus on important information. Four new chapters: Communication Skills and Techniques; Rural Health Considerations; Violence as a Health Care Problem; and Vulnerable Populations, provide an even more thorough look at nursing and health care. An expanded and revised chapter on Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process helps students gain a better understanding of the role of critical thinking in clinical judgment and the nursing process. An expanded Challenges in Teaching and Learning chapter compares major theories, practices, and principles of effective experiences, the role of technology in nursing, and design in teaching and learning for groups and individuals.

Crossing the Quality Chasm

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309072809
Release Date: 2001-07-19
Genre: Medical

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.